What is a transponder key?
A transponder key AKA a smart key or a chip key are same thing. The word transponder is a combination of a two words, transmitter & responder.
These keys having a built in chip that sends a signal and receive a signal. The main reason car makers uses this tech, is because cars with this technology are much harder to steal.
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Back then, car key was a simple metal blade with no chip inside. You would simply go to any locksmith shop to duplicate your car key, and it worked!
A transponder key that isn’t programmed, might open the car door or turn inside the ignition lock, but it won’t fire up the engine.
Remote Head Keys
Few transponder keys have a remote built on the key, these keys called “Remote Head Keys”, and these keys are very common today.
In addition to the remote head keys, it is commonly to find “Flip Keys”. The flip key is a remote that has a button, pushing the button pops the blade out.
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High security keys
There are some transponder keys called “High Security Keys”, and they need to be engraved, what we call a laser cutting. We have all the necessary tools to cut and program those keys.
Keyless entry – Smart keys
Few transponder keys don’t have any blades at all. People called them ‘Smart Keys’, because the car can “feels” the key and this is allow key holder to open up the car door or start the engine without any physical key rotation.
Duplicate transponder keys
Although I’ve mentioned earlier that transponder keys must have car presence in order to make a new transponder key, duplicate transponder key is also available.
To get a duplicate a transponder key or a replacement key, all you need is the key alone, no car presence is a must.
Keys On Wheels transponder key services
Key On Wheels is a mobile locksmith service vehicles powered by Heritage Locksmith Storefront located on 2711 Main St Buffalo NY.
Keys On Wheels’s techs have both, tools and knowledge in order to make a transponder key to any kind of car. It doesn’t matter which car maker, year or model you have, we are able to make you a key. Domestic cars or foreign cars, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, GM, Chevrolet, Buick, Toyota, Nissan… Call Keys On Wheels and get your new transponder key on the spot.